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Poster: Skobud Date: Mar 13, 2012 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

Nerd Alert.

Its pretty fascinating ring...Its pretty much using the same principles that Differential Equations in that the rate of change(or predictability) of the rhythm directly affects the overall enjoyment of the music. You have two constantly changing relationships that are linked. More repeatable equals more enjoyment in this abstract.

The way it was explained to me when I took DiffEQ was to think about a homicide investigation. The temp of the body is affected by the temp of the air, and both factors in the relationship are directly related and constantly changing. SO, cooler it is - the faster the body will cool. Kinda morbid but it makes the point perfectly.


This is crazy right here -

"Although music compositions are intended to be performed, the fact that the notated rhythms follow a 1/f spectrum indicates that such structure is no mere artifact of performance or perception, but rather, exists within the written composition before the music is performed"

So when the rhythm follows this structure the music is already proven good without even being played yet?

That's a bold statement...

This post was modified by Skobud on 2012-03-13 13:27:17

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 13, 2012 6:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

It is fascinating, a bit much for my tiny brain. You're right though, the implications of it being proven good before playing are a little boggling.

If the Grateful Dead played in the forest, and no one heard them, would they still be a great band?

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Mar 13, 2012 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

Beethoven...he was deaf but he knew it would be good...

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 13, 2012 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

Good point.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Mar 13, 2012 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

but of course! they would be wearing tyedie and dancin, and the rocks would be rollin!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 13, 2012 7:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Predictable rhythms

And even if no one heard them live, people would be listening to them on the archive, decades later. wow ...